Desire and despise. Two insanely contradicting emotions that the dark haired, well-built, irrefutably handsome musician Riley evokes in simple but attractive, fashion savvy, Austinite Brooke. Initially unequivocally turned-off by the brash but striking Riley she develops a fascination for his seductive charms as Riley reels Brooke into a world of ravenous love she never knew existed.What they create together is oh-so-much more than beautiful music. It’s a roller coaster ride of awe-inspiring and heartbreaking emotion, passion, hidden secrets and an ending that will leave you utterly breathless. The way they become eternally bound sets the heart afire when fate unleashes the ultimate betrayal.



"A wonderfully written coming of age love story with enough steamy moments to rival a Texas July. Diverted Heart will make you feel young again." - LITERAL ADDICTION Editing

"Diverted Heart is a tale that captures the intensity and confusion of young love in that memorable summer before college. The wonderful juxtapositions of people and place in the big city of Houston, the charming countryside of South Central Texas, and Aggieland will resonate with Texans and non-Texans, alike. This book will make a great movie!" -  Lynne Majek - Owner, Majek Vineyard & Winery, Moravia, Texas

Texas summers are no doubt some of the hottest you'll find. The sizzling heat of attraction encountered during this summer however is not at all what Taylor bargained for before starting college. At a crossroads between childhood and womanhood, Taylor is rummaging through the emotions of first love versus passion. Two young men, Eric her first love the college football bound hunk and Maxwell the unexpected older southern heartthrob tangle a web of desires in more than just her heart. Boundaries are tested and the scales of lust tip despite hesitations but a final decision must be made.


"Breathless is exactly how I would describe this novel. Although intoxicating also comes to mind. A great read!"  - Dutch Jones, Author

"Beth Stifflemire writes for the young at heart no matter their age. She weaves a convincible plot with desire and passion that makes for a great beach or getaway read."  - Nikki Dowd, freelance writer & retired journalism teacher

"Fate's Betrayal is like beautiful music with a twisted soul. It pulls you in feeds your desire, and hammers your heart to pieces. You won't want to put Fate's Betrayal down."  - Michelle, Book Blogger & Beta Reader

"Fate's Betrayal reminds us of the unpredictably of life and the strength of the human spirit. It's a great read that will keep you engaged as the author Beth Stifflemire, takes us on a journey filled with twists and turns."  - Heather D. Dolland, All The Tastes of New York LLC